Monthly Archives: January 2019

St. Luke’s Helps Former Body Builder Regain Her Strength after Rare Peck Tear

January 30th, 2019

For Jill McWilliams, that Friday workout in July of 2014 seemed like any other normal exercise routine. A former national class bodybuilder with several state titles and national rankings when she was Jill Izzo, the now-married athlete had switched her sights to Crossfit. Bench pressing two 40-pound dumbbells was simply part of her normal routine,


Laros Foundation Grant Supports St. Luke’s Simulation Center

January 30th, 2019

The family legacy of Russell K. and Helen K. Laros lives on through their great-granddaughter Elizabeth Shimer Bowers, the newest Trustee of the R.K. Laros Foundation. On January 17, Elizabeth, on behalf of the Foundation, presented St. Luke’s University Health Network with a $20 thousand gift to help fund the purchase of a virtual anatomy table


St. Luke’s Receives Superior Rating for Lung Cancer Surgery Results

January 25th, 2019

St. Luke’s University Health Network joins an elite group of American health organizations whose lung cancer surgery programs rank in the top-tier of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ General Thoracic Surgery Database. The Thoracic Society recently created a composite measure of lung cancer surgical quality, focusing on lobectomy, the most common type of removal of a


Save the Date: Inaugural Diabetes Symposium Saturday, March 9

January 25th, 2019

SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 9 7:30 am – 2 pm St. Luke’s Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology Inaugural Diabetes Symposium Continuing education credits pending Featuring Keynote Speaker Om P. Ganda, MD Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA ArtsQuest Center 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18014-1238 A co-investigator in the landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT),


Attention Team St. Luke’s… Sign Up NOW!

January 23rd, 2019

St. Luke’s Half Marathon, 5K Half, Family Fun Walk and Kids Race Saturday April 27 – Sunday April 28, 2019 Allentown, PA If you haven’t already registered for the event on April 28, 2019, please do so soon and don’t forget, St. Luke’s employees receive a $5 discount! When registering go to runsignup.com/slhm, use coupon code stlukes2019. This discount is


St. Luke’s Awarded $400,000 Grant for Rural Telemedicine

January 23rd, 2019

St. Luke’s University Health Network has been awarded $401,700 under the 2018 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service. By connecting St. Luke’s Hospital–Bethlehem via telehealth equipment to the Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital in Orwigsburg, the project will provide more than 140,000 underserved rural patients better access to critically needed specialty care